Danny Boyle "in Grief" over Axed David Bowie Film
Published Nov 10, 2015Award-winning director Danny Boyle recently returned to the screen with his Steve Jobs biopic Steve Jobs, but don't expect to see him giving David Bowie the same cinematic treatment anytime soon. In a new interview with the Radio Times, Boyle revealed that he had to axe a project about the rockstar after Bowie barred him from using his music.
Boyle had begun work on a film about his musical hero with 24 Hour Party People screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, but it was scrapped when Bowie refused to be involved or allow the use of his songs. In the interview, Boyle says that Bowie's decision left him "in grief."
He continued to explain that Steve Jobs came to fruition as a means to "fill the space in my heart left by the abandoned Bowie script."
As FACT points out, Bowie also rejected the director's offer to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony in London.
Boyle is currently working on a sequel to his 1996 breakthrough film Trainspotting.
Bowie, meanwhile, recently penned a theme song titled "Blackstar" for UK television series The Last Panthers. An extended version of the previously shared snippet can be heard below. The full version of the single to arrive on November 20, and Bowie is expected to release a new album of the same name on January 8.